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Ian Stacy · Mar 31, 2012

Motorola Droid RAZR ICS Version 6.14.75 Update Leaked

Thanks to a post by XDA Forums Member jm700wx, it has  come to our attention that the fabled ICS update for the CDMA version of the Motorola Droid RAZR has been leaked and is available for users to install. In addition to all your favorite ICS apps, the ROM also contains several updates and bugfixes, as well as the previously unreleased upcoming version of Motoblur---Motorola's infamous Android UI replacement with a focus on messaging and social networking. If you'd like to...

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Former Writer · Mar 19, 2012

Droid RAZR Users Can Now Use Their SD Cards as Internal Memory

Newer Android devices have more space than their predecessors---a lot more, in many cases. It wasn't long ago that Android phones came with 512MB of space and users had to have an SD card if they wanted more content than that. Even some devices that were released as early as last year still rock 1 - 4 GB of internal memory, necessitating the need for an SD card. Even with the newest generations coming out with 16GB and 32GB of...

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Former Writer · Mar 2, 2012

Build.prop Tweaks Help Droid Razr Owners Access More Games on the Market

Downloading apps---especially high end, 3D games---on the Android Market can be a hit or miss experience. What you can install depends on the device you have and, in some cases, even phones with the same hardware, but different firmwares can't access the same applications. In these cases, we turn to the all powerful build.prop file. XDA Forum Member Sh4itan has brought some tweaks to the table that will help Motorola Droid Razr owners access more games from the Android Market...

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Former Writer · Feb 29, 2012

Replace your Moto Razr Battery with a Moto Razr MAXX Battery

The most significant difference between the Motorola Droid Razr and it's brother, the MAXX, is the MAXX's larger battery. Now, those with the original Droid Razr can have that extra battery life if they desire. XDA Senior Member Wardo5757 has successfully taken the battery and battery door from the Droid Razr MAXX and implanted it into the regular Droid Razr, resulting in longer battery life for the original Razr. The method does have its dangers, though, and anyone who attempts it...

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ElCondor · Feb 9, 2012

Another All-In-One Rooting & Hacking Utility, This Time For Motorola Droid RAZR Users

They hit the portal now and then: utilities that combine all major functions needed to hack a device. Though this news might not be of interest for you simply because you don't have a Droid Razr, it is definitely great news for proud owners of their, according to Motorola "impossibly thin", Droid Razr. XDA member mattlgroff has come up with a program which basically does everything that's needed to enjoy all of the goodness that comes from the XDA forums and around. Whether it...

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liwen · Jan 30, 2012

#OPMOSH2: Developer Edition Is No Solution, Petition For Real Droid RAZR Bootloader Unlock

Guess what, Motorola? You got us shouting at you again. You delivered a special Developer Edition of the RAZR, but how are existing owners of the Droid RAZR going to unlock their bootloaders? No way. Do you seriously expect them to dish out money to buy a brand new device just to get a bootloader unlock? If you did, you clearly shouldn't. Here's what forum member [TSON], who's also responsible for the original Operation MOSH (make ourselves heard), has to...

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Sam Caplat · Jan 30, 2012

Motorola Announced Droid RAZR with Unlocked Bootloader

You asked for it, they promised, failed to deliver, got shouted at, and now it's coming. Motorola just announced the release of their European Droid RAZR variant, with a US version coming later. The variant allows for the user to unlock the bootloader through MOTODEV, their global developer network. Motorola went on to say "In the coming months, we also plan to introduce an unlockable developer device in the United States [...] Stay tuned to Motorola’s Developer site for additional info." Motorola evidently...

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Former Writer · Jan 26, 2012

EternityProject Brings Moto RAZR GSM ICS Update and Different Method to Flash Firmware

EternityProject head developer, and also XDA Recognized Developer, kholk and his crew have brought a few really great things to the Motorola Droid RAZR in a relatively short period of time. For starters, they've posted the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the GSM version of the RAZR, available immediately, in their thread about it here. Along with the download links is instructions on installation and screen shots. As stated, this is for the GSM version of the phone only, so...

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liwen · Dec 29, 2011

Fastboot Files For Droid RAZR Leaked, Lets You Flash Without Worry

Forum member daywalker04 has leaked fastboot files for the Motorola Droid RAZR. What does this mean? Basically, you can now flash anything you want without having to worry about causing bootloops or bricking your device, as you can safely revert back to stock by flashing these fastboot files. Find download links in the forum thread.

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liwen · Dec 28, 2011

Bootstrap Recovery for Droid RAZR Released

XDA Recognized Developer nitroglycerine33 has created a bootstrap recovery for the super-thin Motorola Droid RAZR based off of Koush/CVPCS bootstrap for the Droid Bionic and modified for the RAZR. As long as your RAZR is rooted, you just need to follow four steps contained within the discussion thread, and your phone will boot into Clockworkmod Recovery. This is a repost of a previous story which contained inaccurate information. 

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liwen · Dec 24, 2011

Update For Motorola Droid RAZR And Non-US RAZR Rolling Out

Holiday season is OTA season! Motorola has officially announced an update for the Droid RAZR. The non-US versions, simply known as RAZR, also seem to be getting updates, according to reports in our forums. Even more good news: The update seems to be easily root-able. Head over to this forum thread to report any issues. Full changelog below. Data Improved 4G data connectivity Eliminated false SIM error messages Improved performance for transition between 3G and 4G connections Improved maintenance of...

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liwen · Dec 4, 2011

How to Get 12 Hours Battery Life on Droid RAZR

The uber-thin Motorola Droid RAZR, sold now on Verizon Wireless as an LTE phone and also as a worldwide unlocked GSM phone, claims to be able to get 12 hours of battery life. Achieving the full 12 hours is no easy task, and XDA member royalbloodvi has written a guide for RAZR owners who want to get the most battery life possible from their device. Use the following settings: 2g & Data connnection off when screen off (For e-mails, let autosync check...

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azrienoch · Nov 8, 2011

HTC’s Likely Rezounding Disappointment

I was thinking about the HTC Rezound today.  I do that sometimes--sit down and let my thoughts wander. I thought about its three-way fight within Verizon against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Motorola Droid RAZR, and how it will fare this Christmas season.  I also thought about TrevE's work on HTC's astounding Carrier IQ screw-up. And I came up with a target market based on privacy and security to whom no manufacturer has managed to sell phones yet:  the hopeless-paranoid....

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egzthunder1 · Nov 1, 2011

Nokia Lumia 800, Motorola Atrix 2, and Motorola Droid Razr Forums Added

Our not-so-little-anymore family keeps growing, and at a fast pace, I might add. We have added 3 new forums to our beloved xda-developers: Nokia Lumia 800, Motorola Atrix 2, and Motorola Droid Razr. The latter was added this past weekend, but it is still worth mentioning it as it is the first device that will be released with the infamous "Razr" branding on it since its flip phone counter part. This device is rumored to be loaded with ICS as...

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azrienoch · Oct 18, 2011

Motorola Droid RAZR: Still Locking Bootloaders

When you have to deliver bad news, the best way to do it is to say a lot of other things in the same breath.  This is best because people usually forget the bad news you just gave them by the time you finish your long, wordy announcement. This rhetorical tactic actually works.  You’ll find it often in political speeches, public relations damage control, and in the stuttering explanations of children whose hands are caught in cookie jars.  If you...

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